Please enjoy this short preview of Noël Coward’s “Private Lives”.
Following infos have been supplied by the show’s representatives:
BBC America spoke with star Anna Chancellor about the show and filming it for U.S. audiences. Read it here and see an exclusive clip.
NCM Fathom Events, CinemaLive and Digital Theatre present the second production to be distributed as part of the West End Theatre Series — the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Noël Coward’s “Private Lives,” pre-recorded by Digital Theatre at London’s Gielgud Theatre. Directed by Jonathan Kent and starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor, Noël Coward’s “Private Lives,” will be presented in select U.S. cinemas this Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7:00 p.m. local time. In addition to the celebrated performance, audiences will be treated to a behind-the-scenes West End experience with the cast and crew discussing award-winning playwright and composer Coward’s enduring significance.
Presented in nearly 400 select movie theaters around the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network, tickets for Noël Coward’s “Private Lives” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Noël Coward’s “Private Lives” is a 1930’s comedy in three acts. Elyot Chase (Stephens) and Amanda Prynne (Chancellor) are glamorous, rich and reckless divorcées. Five years later, their love for one another is unexpectedly rekindled when they take adjoining suites of a French hotel while honeymooning with their new spouses. This chance encounter instantly reignites their passion, and they fling themselves headlong into a whirlwind of love and lust once more, without a thought for partners present or turbulences past.
Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor are joined in the cast by Anthony Calf as Victor Prynne, Anna-Louise Plowman as Sibyl Chase and Sue Kelvin as Louise. “Private Lives” has design by Anthony Ward, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Paul Groothuis and music by Matthew Scott.
Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Coward’s dazzling and irresistible comedy, blazed across the West End stage at the Gielgud Theatre, where it played a limited season from June 22 to September 21, 2013, proving Coward still has the power to thrill, provoke and delight. Media were unanimous in their critical acclaim with the Daily Telegraph raving, “Their chemistry proves spectacularly combustible” and The Mail on Sunday dubbing the production a “scintillating and sexy revival.”
“Together with CinemaLive and Digital Theatre, Fathom Events kicked off the West End Theatre Series with a superb ’Merrily We Roll Along’ event and we are thrilled to bring ‘Private Lives’ to the U.S. this December,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “Noel Cowards tantalizing romantic comedy about rekindling love, lust and loathing is a must-see.”